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Latitude: 51.8265 / 51°49'35"N
Longitude: -2.7751 / 2°46'30"W
OS Eastings: 346678
OS Northings: 214497
OS Grid: SO466144
Mapcode National: GBR FH.W48B
Mapcode Global: VH79B.VC83
Entry Name: Fairoaks
Listing Date: 11 October 1994
Last Amended: 19 March 2001
Source ID: 14874
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Set back behind front garden approximately 0.5km east of The Hendre.
Community: Llangattock-Vibon-Avel (Llangatwg Feibion Afel)
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
Dated 1893. Built as an estate cottage for The Hendre which was the home of the Rolls family who were pioneers of aviation and motoring. The design of this house is repeated as a mirror reflection in Pen-y-cwm, on the S side of the road approximately 400m to the W.
Simple gothic 2-storey 2-gabled dwelling built of snecked rubble with lightly dressed quoins, wooden window frames with diamond-lattice glazing, slate roof with overhanging eaves and verges, and bargeboarding with apex finials; axial stone chimney stack with 3 tall octagonal chimney pots. T-plan formed by a 3-bay main range with 1-bay rear wing. Asymmetrically gabled main range with central gabled timber-framed and slate-roofed porch with corbelled semi-circular outer arch and open square-panelled timber detail to the gable, round-arched openings to the sides, a internal bench and a half-glazed door; tucked under the eaves above is a very shallow 2-light mullioned window. To the left is a projected gabled bay which has a cross-window at ground floor and a bracketed wooden oriel at 1st floor with similar glazing and a mono-pitched roof. The bay to the right, which has a gable raised over it, has a transomed 3-light window at ground floor and a small 2-light mullioned casement at 1st floor; and between floors is a square plaque carved with a quatrefoil containing Lord Llangattock's monogram "Ll" and the date 1893. The joinery of all the windows is ovolo-moulded. The left gable end has a canted bay window to the ground floor. At the rear the gable of the rear wing has a transomed 3-light window at ground floor (damaged at the time of the survey) and a cross-window above; and both rear angles have modern additions.
Interior not accessible at time of inspection but probably retains original plan-form.
Listed for the special interest of the well-preserved architectural character of this estate cottage and for its associations with The Hendre; and as one of a remarkable series of estate buildings associated with the Hendre estate.
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